Ernie Davis, 1961, Syracuse
Billy Vessels was the first player from the University of Oklahoma to win the Hesiman Trophy.
The first quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy was Davey O'Brien in 1938.
Ernie Davis was the first black man to win the heisman trophy.
The first Heisman Trophy winner was Jay Berwanger, a white running back from the University of Chicago.
The Heisman Trophy was first awarded in 1935 to Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago.
Charles Woodsan for Michigan in 1997
Heisman was first awarded in 1935.
Paul Hornung was the 1956 Heisman Trophy winner who played on a Notre Dame team that finished the season 2-8. He is the only player from a losing team to win the Heisman Trophy.
Ernie Davis of Syracuse University in 1961.